Eric (Hoss) Kirgan

Updated Jul 29, 2020

Eric (Hoss) Kirgan
Company driver, Jim Carnes Trucking LLC

“Put the Hammer Down” is a song I wrote about my stepdad, Hammer McDaniel. He was a big ol’ trucker with the kindest heart you could ever imagine. He had a bunch a phrases he would say all the time, and this song is made up of a few of them. The day of Hammer’s visitation on April 30, 2015, I was mowing my yard and the lyrics came to my mind. I jumped off the mower, went inside the house then began writing the lyrics and playing the tune. He is missed by many, but his legacy lives on.

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